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Awarded Paph

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Boytjie, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. Boytjie

    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Just wanted to share my good fortune with the general public: last weekend was my first time ever entering a plant in a show, at the Massachusetts Orchid Society in Boston. My Paphiopedilum helenae, which I posted on the forum a few weeks ago, received a CCM - 83 points - from the AOS. It also took two awards, the Richard Peterson Memorial Trophy for best species, and the MOS Trophy for best miniature specimen plant. There were apparently around 1,200 entries, so needless to say I'm thrilled, but a little floored by this!
    -Stephen
     
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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Congratulations!! I think cultural awards are the best.
     
  3. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Way to go! Congratulations.
     
  4. Torrish

    Torrish Active Member

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    Congratulations you must be delighted.
     
  5. John Klinger

    John Klinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    You have every right to be proud, good going
     
  6. Boytjie

    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Photo of the awarded plant, courtesy of the AOS: Pahiopedilum helenae 'Mikey's Favorite' CCM/AOS. I'm a very proud papa for my first time ever being judged at an orchid show. -Stephen

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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Easy to see why it got a CCM that is a nice specimen!
     
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  8. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well deserved awards.
     
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    Mary Pientka New Member

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    Gorgeous! Well deserved!
     
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    DrWanCanada Member

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    What a beautifully grown species. Well done!!

    What is your cultural tips on this species?